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26+ shows to see this week: June 30-July 6

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The Tedeschi Trucks Band

As we head into July, the Tedeschi Trucks Band brings its “Wheels of Soul” tour to Canandaigua, Machine Gun Kelly and Avril Lavigne come to Syracuse, and the local summer concert series season kicks into full gear. Plus, dozens of area bands are in action around the region in the coming week!

Please be sure to check each show’s event page for various venue protocols, as well as potential postponement or cancellation information. Stay safe, and enjoy as much live music as you can in the coming days!

(Note: the concerts are listed below in chronological order)

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Civil Songs

Louiston – the project of singer-songwriter Lou DiPietro – will kick off the 2022 Newfield Music Series at Mill Park. He’ll be joined by a full band, including drummer Chris Ploss and bassist Joey Arcuri, to play songs from his recently released album, “Civilian.” Find out more here.

Fitnell Farms BBQ Food Truck and Dennis’ Homemade Ice Cream also will be on site for the event, and organizers will be hosting an Empty Bowls Ice Cream Fundraiser at the park starting at 5 p.m. and running throughout the evening.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 (postponed from June 22)

Where: Mill Park, 222 Main St., Newfield

Cost: free

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Read an interview with Louiston here!

Kevin Kinsella

Songs to Sing

Kevin Kinsella returns to South Hill Cider for an acoustic show, drawing on a catalog that includes songs from John Brown’s Body, Tribulations, several solo albums, and his forthcoming new record. His latest release is the single, “Take a Look.” Learn more here.

Kieran Riley Makepeace will also perform a set of his original material.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free

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Vee Da Bee

Bringing the Funk

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues with the double bill featuring two top local acts: Leo & The Maydays at 6 p.m. and veedabee at 7 p.m.

Leo and the Maydays released an excellent indie-pop album, “Freshman,” which showcased Leo’s impressive lyrical and vocal skills along with the musical chops of her bandmates John Carter, Tyler Flewelling, and Mike Parker The musical alter ego of Houston native Victoria deBerry, veedabee has seen her style evolve from a folky acoustic sound to harder-edged electric rock with the help of her bandmates Chris Bedell, Paul Vidovich, and Parker. Both acts are affiliated New Vine Records. This show is part of Downtown Ithaca’s Pride Week; learn more here.

UPDATE: veedabee will not be able to perform tonight; Leo and the Maydays will play two sets instead!

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons

Cost: free

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London McDaniel and the Mystics

Summer Jazz

The Marriott Summer Jazz Series continues at Monks on the Commons with London McDaniel and The Mystics, who include some players from Free Boody Institute. “We play ‘jazzy’ instrumental versions of songs by Radiohead Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Zeppelin,” said McDaniel.

When: 8-10 p.m. Thursday

Where: Monks on the Commons

Cost: free; donations welcome

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The Brothers Comatose

Brotherly Love

The Brothers Comatose are led by brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), who propel the band’s “raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows.” Find out more about them here.


When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Smith Opera House, Geneva

Tickets: $25, available here

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Thursday Blursday

Practice at Pete’s returns with a stellar triple bill featuring Night of the Iguana (just off their album release show), triple5spout (who released their debut album in January), and Microbes, Mostly (“Smashy garage pop from your friendly pals in Ithaca”).

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Pete’s Cayuga Bar, 116 S. Cayuga St.

Cost: $5

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Read an interview with Night of the Iguana’s Steve Gollnick here!

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Underground Sounds

“Come on out for a night of great music and great kava!” with Dorée, House, Chiara.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Sacred Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: $7 cash/Venmo

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Funk for Lunch

The Funky Lunch continues in downtown Ithaca, with some of Ithaca's favorite DJ's spinning disco, house, and funk every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. This family-friendly series is curated by DJ Proper Philth, who says: “Bring your kids, bring your roller skates, bring a sandwich. It's the Funky Lunch!” He should know: he's the featured DJ this week!

When: 12-1:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion

Cost: free

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James Barker Band

Cross Country

The Cortland Main Street Music Series kicks off its 2022 season at a new venue, Rose Hall, but with the same focus on presenting a mix of top-notch national, regional, and local acts. This week’s show is headlined by the James Barker Band, a Canadian act now based in Nashville. “After notching their third No. 1 in Canada with the ‘dynamic country-rock’ single (MusicRow) ‘Over All Over Again,’ and a landmark US record deal with Sony Nashville and Villa 40, the group has released their collaboration with 14X Grammy Award nominee and long-time idol Dierks Bentley, ‘New Old Trucks.’” Find out more here.

Two local favorites -- country/classic rockers Tailor Made, and fast-rising country artist Jon Rogalia – round out the lineup.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Rose Hall, 19 Church Street, Cortland

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Roger Quennell

Farm Fun

The Friday Night Farm Jams series continues with two local acts: Jessie Gray, the singer-songwriter who released an impressive debut album, “Through the Woods,” in 2019, and Motherwort, the “farm-grrrl folk-punk band” comprising Heather Sandford, Youngiee, Quennell, Mahra Parian, and Ashley Ickes (who’s playing her last show with the band).

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Finger Lakes Cider House

Cost: $5

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Rolling On

The Tedeschi Trucks Band brings its 2022 “Wheels of Soul” tour to the Finger Lakes, this time accompanied by legendary LA-based band Los Lobos; TTB keyboardist Gabe Dixon opens the show. TTB just released “I Am The Moon”: “an epic undertaking in four albums with four corresponding films and 24 original songs. Inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers, and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era, the thematic ‘I Am The Moon’ totals more than two hours of music, unfolding a robust tapestry of genre-defying explorations that propel the treasured American ensemble into new and thrilling creative territory.” Find out more here.

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: CMAC, Canandaigua

Tickets: $20-$149, available here

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Maddy Walsh released her new solo album on Nov. 6.

Maddy and the Mikes

Ithaca singer-songwriter Maddy Walsh will kick off the summer concert series on the Cornell Arts Quad, joined by a local all-star (and all-Mike!) band that includes guitarist Mike Suave (the Blind Spots), drummer Mike Parker (Night of the Iguana), and bassist Mike Wu (Gunpoets). They’ll perform songs from The Blind Spots and Walsh’s recent solo album, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. (Go here to see the rest of the summer series concerts.)

When: 7-9 p.m. Friday

Where: Cornell Arts Quad

Cost: free and family-friendly; free parking on campus after 5 p.m.

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Leo, of Leo and the Maydays

Ready to Rock

Leo and the Maydays kick off their weekly July residency in downtown Ithaca, showcasing their distinctive brand of alternative indie pop, as displayed on their recent album, “Freshman.”

When: 9 p.m. Fridays in July

Where: The Downstairs

Cost: $10

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Read more about Leo and the Maydays in this interview from last fall!

Jon Rogalia

It’s A Celebration

Celebrate America’s Independence in Cortland County with the return of fireworks at Dwyer Memorial Park. The live music lineup includes: Rooftop Revelers (4 p.m.), Cortland Jamfest Cabaret (5 p.m.), Cherry Holler (6 p.m.), Doug and Eamonn Hubert of Hotdogs & Gin (7 p.m.), and Jon Rogalia & The Swamp Boys (8 p.m.).

When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday (rain date is Sunday)

Where: Dwyer Memorial Park, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble

Cost: free admission; $5 parking fee

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NEO Project

Seneca Sounds

Two area bands will be performing Saturday at the sixth annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest: NEO Project will bring their high-energy blend of funk, soul and R&B to the Community Stage at 4-6 p.m., followed by The Backtalk Band playing a variety of classic pop and rock tunes at 7-10 p.m. Canal Fest also features rides, crafts, food, and more in downtown Seneca Falls throughout the weekend.

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: downtown Seneca Falls

Cost: free

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Grand Opening

The Osmote Winery Tasting Tent is now open, and they’ll be celebrating with a Grand Opening Party featuring local favorite GoGone will be playing live with special guest Brian Wagner at 6-8 p.m. Tastings will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full bar menu after 5 p.m.

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Osmote Tasting Tent, 3879 Marcia Lane, Burdett

Cost: free

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Ian Flanigan

Keeping it Country

Ian Flanigan, finalist on “The Voice” (Team Blake, Season 19, 2020), comes to CNY to showcase his whiskey-soaked voice, evocative lyrics, and a country sound reminiscent of Joe Cocker and Chris Stapleton. He’s toured with Trace Adkins and Chris Janson, and will be releasing his debut album on Reviver Records this year. Nashville-based sister duo Presley and Taylor will open the show.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Treleaven Winery, King Ferry

Cost: $25-$35, available online here

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Swinging on the Lake

Diana Leigh and the Shorty Georges kick off the 2022 summer concert series at Taughannock Falls State Park. The local swing band includes Leigh on vocals, Kevin Jones on guitar, Stu Zimny on bass, Ken Zeserson on sax, and Keith Evan Green on drums. Bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets, and your dancing shoes. (See the rest of the summer series schedule here.)

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Taughannock Falls State Park

Cost: free; $5 parking fee per car (Empire Pass honored)

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Dark as a Dungeon

The ElectroZone returns to present an evening of “Dungeon Synth and Dark Ambient,” featuring Mortwight, from Denton, Texas; Unfeeling, from New York City; and Avoidance, a collaboration of Lexi Turner and E Weber-Han from Ithaca). "Please wear a mask."

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Downstairs

Cost: $10

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Three Dog Night Concert The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom Las Vegas May 21, 2016.
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Three Dog Night

On the Road to Shangri-La

Three Dog Night is still going strong, more than 50 years after its inception. Known for hits such as “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “One,” the band’s current lineup includes Danny Hutton (founder/lead vocalist) and Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Howard Laravea (keyboards) and David Morgan (vocals).

Danny McGaw opens the show.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Point of Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Cost: $50-$125, available here

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The Grady Girls

Celtic Collaborations

The Grady Girls and friends, including percussive dancer and musician Danielle Enblom, will present an evening of music and dance celebrating summer. Their show will feature old favorites from their earliest shows as well as brand new sets of tunes. Expect duo and trio collaborations featuring their many side projects (Drank The Gold, Good Aine, Steptune, etc.). And enjoy the power of their full band playing in joyful unison!”

When: 5-8 p.m. Sunday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: $5-$20 sliding scale

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MAQ Attack

South Hill Cider’s Monday Night Jazz series continues this week with MAQ, a quartet that performs everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music. The lineup includes Eric Aceto (violin), Harry Aceto (bass), Doug Robinson (guitar, vocals), Chad Lieberman (accordion), and Steve Pond (percussion). Learn more here.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free

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Machine Gun Kelly

Selling Out in Syracuse

Machine Gun Kelly brings his Mainstream Sellout Tour to Syracuse, where he’ll be promoting his latest album, which blends rap, rock, and pop. He’ll be joined by Avril Lavigne (promoting her new album, “Love Sux”), and Iann Dior.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Tickets: $25-$120, available here

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More Shows

Nate Marshall plays the Trumansburg Farmers Market at 4-7 p.m. Wednesday

Nick Weiser, Greg Evans, and Nicholas Walker play at Argos Inn at 5 p.m. Wednesday

Rena Guinn and Joe Lule will play Pub Night at the Stonecat Café at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Levi and the Wranglers are at Drifters on Owasco in Moravia at 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

Gravel Gerty and the Scratch Out Squad plays the Trumansburg Farmers Market at 7-9 p.m. Wednesday

The Ampersand Project plays Bright Leaf Vineyard at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday ($5)

Taksim plays Brookton’s Market at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Mark Maynard plays Ithaca Beer at 6 p.m. Wednesday

Fresh Vintage plays the Scale House Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Flea Circus returns to Salt Point Brewing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

The Ageless Jazz Band plays the Homer Summer Concert Series on the Green at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge hosts its weekly Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Jeremy Bussman hosts the weekly Open Mic Night at the Upstairs at 8-11 p.m. Wednesday

The Range hosts its weekly Salsa Night Latin Dance Party, featuring DJs and dance lessons, from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday

Rachel Beverly is at Brookton’s Market at 5-7 p.m. Thursday

The Dart Brothers are at Grist Iron Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Thursday

The Inner Crazy plays the Six Mile Creek Vineyard’s Sunset Music Series at 6-8 p.m. Thursday

90 Proof kicks off the Nautie Summer Nights series at Lucas Vineyards at 6 p.m. Thursday

City Limits plays Punk’s Place in Candor at 6 p.m. Thursday

Raised on Radio plays the Three Bear Inn in Marathon at 6 p.m. Thursday

The Scale House Brewery hosts its weekly Open Mic Night at 6-9 p.m. Thursday

Aiken is at Cortland Beer Company at 6 p.m. Thursday

Benny T brings his Open Mic Posse back to Crossroads Bar and Grill in Lansing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

The Vinyl Lounge continues its weekly residency at Trumansburg’s Atlas Bowl at 7-10 p.m. Thursday

Adam Parker plays the new McGraw Box Brewing Company at 5 p.m. Friday

Dave Richman plays a solo show at Brews and Brats at Autumn View at 5-7 p.m. Friday

Jess Novak and Ben Wayne are at Summerhill Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Friday

Miller and The Other Sinners are at Wagner Vineyards at 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday

Terrapin Station is at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards at 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday

Johnny Dowd plays the Lucky Hare stage in Press Bay Alley at 6 p.m. Friday

The Vectors are at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 6 p.m. Friday

Unreal Village is at Homer Hops at 6-8 p.m. Friday

Dirt Road Ruckus is at Treleaven Winery at 6 p.m. Friday ($5)

Feed the Fire plays Buttonwood Grove Winery at 6 p.m. Friday

The 40 Thieves are at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Friday

The Mighty Jet Band is at Two Goats Brewing at 6 p.m. Friday

Janet Batch and the Four-Bangers are at Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Friday

Dirty Blanket plays Prison City’s North Street Farm in Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday

Exit 11 is at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Friday

Messy Truth is at Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin at 9 p.m. Friday

DJ Jona continues his weekly residency at The Upstairs at 10 p.m. Friday

The Jesse Collins Quartet plays the Brooktondale Community Center at 1-4 p.m. Saturday

Spudz and Taggit play Buttonwood Grove Winery at 1-4 p.m. Saturday

Joel Kane’s Uptown plays Chateau Dusseau at 3-6 p.m. Saturday

All Strung Out is at Summerhill Brewing at 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Quona Hudson is at Homer Hops at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Off the Rails plays Brewer’s Kitchen and Taproom at 6 p.m. Saturday

Dustin Stuhr and Sweet Pete play Brookton’s Market at 6 p.m. Saturday

Mike Petroff and the Blues Band play Willowdale Bend at 6 p.m. Saturday

Bob and Dee are at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Soul Section is at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

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Caleb Madl
New Vine Records

Metasequoia is at Two Goats Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Pine Box is at The Westy at 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project is at Beerocracy at Seneca Lake Brewing Company at 6-8 p.m. Saturday

The Ripcords are at Heuga’s Alpine in Tully at 7 p.m. Saturday

GIO is at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Saturday

The Mix Tapes are The Glen Haven at 8 p.m. Saturday

No Direction is at Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin at 9 p.m. Saturday

The Mary Ott Band will play the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Stonecat Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

The Grit N Grace Duo plays at Treleaven Winery at 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Sydney Irving plays Bright Leaf Vineyard at 1 p.m. Sunday

El Rojo Jazz plays Buttonwood Grove Winery at 1-4 p.m. Saturday

The Pelotones are at the Finger Lakes Cider House at 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Gerard Burke is at Red Newt Winery at 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Ben Borkowski is at Solera Tap House at 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Kody and Herren are at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards at 2 p.m. Sunday

Cisco and the Soul Benders are at Grist Iron Brewing at 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Unreal City is at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 2 p.m. Sunday

Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes is at Two Goats Brewing at 4 p.m. Sunday

Rob Ervin is at Owasco Lake Brewing at 5 p.m. Sunday

F.A.R. is at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Eyed Soul is at Grist Iron Brewing at 2-5 p.m. Monday

Brett Beardslee brings his weekly Monday Night Blues back to Rasta Ranch Vineyards at 5-8 p.m. Monday

The Yardvarks play the Firelight Live concert series at Firelight Camps (behind La Tourelle) at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

The Center for the Arts in Homer hosts its weekly Open Mic Night at 7-9 p.m. Tuesday

Tim Ball and Friends play the Trumansburg Farmers Market at 4-7 p.m. Wednesday

Madd Daddy plays Bright Leaf Vineyard at 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday ($5)

The East-West Blues Band plays Ithaca Beer at 6 p.m. Wednesday

Molly and the Ringwalds play the Virgil C.O.V.E. Concert Series at Hope Lake(across from Greek Peak) at 6 p.m. Wednesday

The Rocky Bottom Trio (with special guest Chad Dean) plays the Homer Summer Concert Series on the Green at 7 p.m. Wednesday

The Range hosts its weekly Salsa Night Latin Dance Party, featuring DJs and dance lessons, from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday

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Jim Catalano
Madd Daddy

Jim Catalano covers the Finger Lakes music scene for WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca, WITHradio.org) and its affiliates.